Dr. Farr Nezhat, MD, FACOG, FACS, was among the first surgeons to apply minimally invasive surgical techniques to the treatment of complex benign gynecological conditions. Patients are referred to Dr. Nezhat for cervical cerclage in cases requiring an abdominal approach because he is able to safely and effectively perform the procedure laparoscopically and robotically. He is frequently invited to national and international congresses, speaking about and demonstrating surgical techniques for treating gynecological pathologies. Dr. Nezhat’s clinical practice is a surgical referral center welcoming women from across the United States and abroad for consultations in the New York, NY, metropolitan area, with offices in downtown Manhattan and Valley Stream, Long Island.
Cervical cerclage is a procedure that reinforces the cervix using sutures or synthetic tape during pregnancy. It may be indicated if the cervix is at risk of opening before the baby is ready to be born. A cerclage is sometimes placed pre-pregnancy if a woman is deemed to have an incompetent cervix.
Cervical cerclage is most often performed through the vagina (transvaginally), but sometimes the cervix is too short to make this feasible. In these cases, cervical cerclage was historically performed via open abdominal surgery (transabdominally). However, it can be performed safely and effectively laparoscopically or robotically in the hands of a skilled and experienced surgeon. Patients are referred to Dr. Nezhat in cases requiring an abdominal approach. He specializes in performing the procedure utilizing minimally invasive surgical techniques and small incisions.
Dr. Nezhat has published extensively on the utility, safety and efficacy of minimally invasive surgery for gynecological pathologies.
A listing of over 210 of Dr. Nezhat’s research articles can be found at the PubMed search engine, which pulls references and abstracts from the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) database maintained at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).